Learning from the Squares

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It has already been more than a decade since the so-called squares movement, sparked by “the Tahrir moment” , came into being. Ten years after this wave of global uprisings, we aim to look back at two prominent “squares”, Gezi and Syntagma, and discuss the afterlives of these movements by taking our bearings from the present political situation in both settings.

Hosted by ESALA and Geographies of Social Justice Research Group

Speakers: Dr Antonis Vradis (University of St Andrews) and Begum Ozden Firat (Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Istanbul, Turkey)
Moderator: Dr Hamish Kallin (University of Edinburgh)
Discussant: Dr Penny Travlou (University of Edinburgh)

Period16 Nov 2022
Event typeSeminar
LocationEdinburgh, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • urban struggles
  • social movements
  • commons
  • gentrification
  • urban activism
  • Greece
  • Turkey